Have you visited Anthropologie lately?
I usually try not to visit more then once a month, since every time I go I seem to spend forever there. Its like a inspiration mecca there. From fabrics, to colors, to style- I get so jazzed up.
Well, after lunch today. I decided to drop in to pick up a hook (I love their home line too). And bumped into more crochet. Got to love that!
This Cardigan which online didn't impress me at all, in person is just so lovely. The stitch work is beautiful (just check out the back), and the angora makes it heavenly soft. I was impressed.
There was also this great crocheted bowl, which I am kicking myself for not taking a picture of since I can't find it on the website. It was one of those things that I saw and almost wondered how they came up with it. See, this bowl was a exaggerated doily that was then dipped in a stiffening solution and dried over another bowl. Why do I know all this? Because I sketched and swatched that very idea in one of my magazine proposals. Too funny. How wild that some Anthropologie designer and I had the same idea. Neat.
Ok, I'm off to ogle some more.